Byline: Words: Anne Richardson
We do love ourselves a bit of Ruth Jones. As the awesome Nessa in Gavin & Stacey, her ample bits shoehorned in to all that pleather (and getting jiggy with everyone from John Prescott to 'all eight members of Goldie Looking Chain'), she created one of the finest comedy characters of all time. Thus when we go to find out what's occurring (sorry, had to be done) with her today, we are very happy bunnies.
Ruth, as we know, lost a stack of weight - 4 stone, in fact - two years ago, and we wonder if she's kept it all off(shallow, we know). Part of us hopes she hasn't, because we can't help thinking (and co-star Rob Brydon agrees) she's lost too much weight to play Nessa now and We Want More Nessa (repeat to fade). But she is slimmer - never mind, there are always fat suits - and when we meet at a swanky hotel, she's hidden behind a mountain of pastries and cookies on the table in front of us, which she resists getting stuck in to (we don't, obviously).
Ruth, with a slap-free face, is more youthful looking than her 46 years. She's also clearly a …